Bhikshuni

A fully ordained female monastic (fully ordained nun) in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. In the Theravada tradition, called by the Pali name "bhikkhuni."

Tibetan: དགེ་སློང་མ། dge-slong-ma

Sanskrit: bhikṣuṇī

Pali: bhikkhunī

Synonyms: Fully ordained nun


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